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My ginger!!! pot-grown in zone 3a

 
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My first ginger ! made in pots, started in march inside the house then greenhouse may to october and then back in the house until december. Zone 3a
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Marvelous! What kind of soil and amendments did you use?
 
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Nothing fancy! soil from my garden and some home made compost ! 60%/40%
 
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Awesome, we are using this same method for Turmeric and next year I am going to start some ginger. Thanks for those pictures and your ginger harvest looks very nice. Hope we get similar results.
 
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Those plants look great.
That encourages me to try ginger.

 
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I've grown ginger this year on the kitchen windowsill - a inch of root has yielded another three. I've got a Turmeric plant as well which has grown so strongly it has mis-shaped its pot, but I don't know what to do with it? It is a much more attractive shaped plant than the ginger.
 
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Growing turmeric & giving it away to whoever needs it is definitely one of my favorite pleasures!
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Mine is in a pot in my bedroom, but lacks somehow light.
Old shoots are now kind of crawling, but new shoots keep straight for a while.
Could I cut the old shoots? Are they edible by the way?
Thanks.
 
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Hi
I'm trying it again with some turmeric this time! I planted in March, keep inside until May then into the greenhouse (attach to house) probably until October then back inside in front of south facing window until December. André I have no idea if the shoot are edible. If the old shoots are brown and dry i would cut it.  

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Could one overwinter ginger and turmeric inside at a bright window?
 
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I would guess so ! If you have a south facing window with good sun access (no trees or building) it should be ok. From my observation ginger seem to love warm temperature( lots of growth). One thing is for sure it's slow about 9 months from seed to plate !  
 
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I am in no rush. Winter project
I have a south facing patio door with nothing in front but lawn. So that should work.
 
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